Sole Representative of an Overseas Business Visa
Registration form

Before your submit the registration form make sure you fulfil the eligibility requirements below: 


  •  Is an active and trading overseas business 

  • Has and will continue to have its headquarters and centre of operations based outside the UK

  • Intends to open and operate a branch office or wholly owned subsidiary in the UK  




  • Was recruited overseas by the parent company

  • Is setting up the organisation's initial presence in the UK

  • Has a great deal of experience, skills, and knowledge of the parent company and its industry

  • The applicant must not have a majority stake in or ‘’otherwise own or control’’ the overseas parent company. The applicant should, however, be a senior employee of the overseas parent company and can be a minority shareholder.

  • You do not hold more than 50% of the shares

  • You do not intend to take additional employment

  • Has the required knowledge of English

  • Has sufficient funds to support themselves and any dependents during their leave to remain




  • Your passport and other valid travel documents 

  • Evidence you can support yourself and your dependents (e.g. bank statements)

  • Details of your accommodation in the UK 

  • Proof of your knowledge of English 

  • Your tuberculosis test results if you're from a country where you have to take a test (if applicable) 

  • A complete summary of your organisation, what it does, its assets and liabilities and other accounts 

  • Business plan 

  • A letter confirming the company intends to create a wholly-owned subsidiary or branch office in the UK

  • Your job description, salary and proof you can make independents decisions on the company's behalf 

  • Proof you are employed by the company and are not merely an agent 

  • Proof you were employed outside the UK and will be working only for the organisation that is sending you to the UK